Pinot Noir (‘pi no nwar) is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera.

The name may also refer to wines produced predominantly from pinot noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for “pine” and “black” alluding to the varietals’ tightly clustered dark purple pinecone shaped bunches of fruit.

Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France.

It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine.